The finale of the first Porsche European Open in Bad Griesbach couldn’t have been more exciting. Thongchai Jaidee from Thailand and Graeme Storm from England fought a thrilling duel, which Jaidee could decide for himself at the last hole. He managed to get through with a day score of 67 shots (-4) and a total score of 267 shots (-17) and could take the prize money of 333.330 Euro home with him. „It was very difficult, but I knew, that I can trust my putting skills.“
Graeme Storm was able to leave the tournament with 222.220 Euro; he needed one stroke more (268/-16). Third place went to Pelle Edberg from Sweden (270/-14) and fourth place to the Australien player Scott Hend with 271 strokes (-13).
Germany’s most successful player Bernhard Langer (Anhausen) finished the first Porsche European Open in Bad Griesbach as best German player on the 26th position with total 276 strokes (-9).
Tournament Director Dominik Senn is very happy with the premiere of the Porsche European Open. „We only got positive feedback from the players. They love it here in Bad Griesbach.“ One reason for this is certainly, that the tournament was accepted by German and Austrian golf fans from day one on. The Porsche European Open counted over
25 000 visitors in four days, which is a very good result.
Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board of Management Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, is proud of the huge success of the first Porsche European Open. „During the last few days we were allowed to witness golf at the highest level. I am convinced that we created an atmosphere for players and visitors that contributed to a great, exciting and eventful week.“